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National Counterproliferation Center - What We Do

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

National Counterproliferation Center

What We Do

National Counterproliferation Center Seal NCPC works with the Intelligence Community to identify critical holes in our weapons of mass destruction (WMD) knowledge - resulting from shortfalls in collection, analysis or exploitation - and then develops strategies to reduce or close these gaps. Counterproliferation efforts aim to eliminate or reduce the threats caused by the development and spread of WMD. To do this, NCPC depends on the 17 agencies in the Intelligence Community and partners across the US Government and with experts in the private sector.

The U.S. Government focuses on five objectives:

  • Discourage interest in WMD by states, terrorists, or armed groups.

  • Prevent states, terrorists, or others from acquiring WMD capabilities or suppliers from providing such capabilities.

  • Roll back or eliminate WMD programs of concern.

  • Deter WMD use.

  • Mitigate the consequences of any use of WMD against the United States or its allies.

National Counterproliferation Center - Who We Are

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

National Counterproliferation Center

Who We Are

National Counterproliferation Center Seal One of the ODNI's three national centers, the National Counterproliferation Center (NCPC) was founded on November 21, 2005 to help the United States counter the threats caused by the proliferation of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons. Most of the NCPC staff are detailees from Intelligence Community agencies as well as the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy.

NCPC has four directorates, each led by a deputy director: Intelligence Integration; Interdiction & CP Facilitation; Resource Management & Investment; and WMD - Security Issues.

NCPC Documents

Sunday, April 08, 2012

The Impact of Climate Change to 2030 Commissioned Research and Conference Reports

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

National Intelligence Council

The Impact of Climate Change to 2030

Commissioned Research and Conference Reports

Following the publication in 2008 of the National Intelligence Assessment on the National Security Implications of Global Climate Change to 2030 the National Intelligence Council (NIC) embarked on a research effort to explore in greater detail the national security implications of climate change in six countries/regions of the world: India, China, Russia, North Africa, Mexico and the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia and the Pacific Island States.

For each country/region we are adopting a three-phase approach.
  • In the first phase, commissioned research reports explore the latest scientific findings on the impact of climate change in the specific region/country.
  • In the second phase, a workshop or conference composed of experts from outside the Intelligence Community (IC) will determine if anticipated changes from the effects of climate change will force inter- and intra-state migrations, cause economic hardship, or result in increased social tensions or state instability within the country/region.
  • In the final phase, the NIC Long-Range Analysis Unit (LRAU) will lead an IC effort to identify and summarize for the policy community the anticipated impact on US national security.
The targeted time frame is to 2030, although various studies referenced in these reports have diverse time frames.

The reports available from this project appear on the NIC Publications page listed under Commissioned Research Reports and Conference Reports.

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